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Culture Insider: 6 things you may not know about Minor Cold

[2015-01-06 07:30]

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Minor Cold (Chinese: 小寒), the 23rd solar term, begins this year on Jan 6 and ends on Jan 20.

Alabama puts spotlight on China in 2015

[2015-01-06 07:14]

The Birmingham International Center, US oldest cultural education organization, has helped he city and state of Alabama gain greater cultural understanding of China.

Top 10 biggest recall of cars in China in 2014

[2015-01-06 06:48]

In 2014, Chinese mainland saw recall of 176 batches of vehicles, involving more than five million vehicles, and the majority of them were passenger cars.

Young men farm for the future

[2015-01-06 06:40]

An ecological farm, named Hometown Farm, has seen some unusual young farmers coming to plant vegetables and raise livestock since its establishment in 2012 in Jingxi town of Fuzhou city, capital of south China's Fujian province.

China's makers of TVs see big picture

[2015-01-06 06:38]

As 4K ultra HD TV and immersive entertainment sweep the US, leading industry players from China are looking to catch up with their Western peers with innovation.

New Year calligraphy contest gathers thousands in Tokyo

[2015-01-05 16:05]

A Japanese girl participates in a calligraphy contest to the celebrate the New Year in Tokyo, January 5, 2015.

Police frontier force conducts military exercise

[2015-01-05 14:04]

The armed police frontier force conducted an across-regional military exercise in south China's Guangdong province on Dec 29, 2014. Over 1,000 soldiers traveled 300 kilometers to encircle and suppress a drug-producing village and rescue hostages. All the training subjects were completed successfully.

Carpenter creates e-vehicle with wood in Shenyang

[2015-01-05 13:32]

Liu Fulong, who has been a carpenter for more than 30 years, has made a wooden electric vehicle by hand in Shenyang city, capital of Northeast China's Liaoning province.

Shanghai, Nanjing heat up just before predicted cold

[2015-01-05 12:35]

January 6 marks the 23rd solar term, Xiaohan, or Minor cold, which means the weather will quickly reach its coldest point.

Harbin gets ready for ice and snow festival

[2015-01-05 08:27]

Visitors walk past a train-shaped ice sculpture ahead of the 31st Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in the northern city of Harbin January 4, 2015.The winter festival officially opens on January 5.

Chinese passport opens more doors in 2014

[2015-01-05 08:00]

Chinese outbound spending has grown rapidly in recent years, and an increasing number of countries have introduced easier visa policies to attract more Chinese visitors, especially in 2014.

Chinese VP Li attends Rousseff's inaugural

[2015-01-05 05:22]

As President Xi Jinping's special representative, Vice-President Li Yuanchao attended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's second-term inauguration ceremony in Brazil on Jan 1 and congratulated Rousseff on her re-election as Brazil's chief executive.

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